Friday Poetry with James Goertel: The Same Moon

Friday Poetry with James Goertel: The Same Moon
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THE SAME MOON from James Goertel’s bi-weekly poetry feature, Under The Same Moon, shares secrets with La Luna.

Friday Poetry with James Goertel The Same Moon

Map of the Moon by Johannes Hevelius from his Selenographia (1647), the first map to include the libration zones.


Beneath a sky divided
by cloud-measured miles
marking the distance between
a heart and her,

I cup spirit of ether in these hands,
place them across my mumbling mouth
which speaks, stutters in sleeping tongues

sharing secrets with the same moon
she lingers, languishes beneath

sharing secrets with the same moon
which hangs, hovers above

within a sky divided
by cloud-measured miles
marking the distance between
a heart and her,

the shadow of numb hours stretching across
a black sea waiting for the day to awaken,
an anesthesia for night’s restless desire.



James Goertel. Under the Same Moon

James Goertel. Under the Same Moon


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